Olive oil is produced in many countries around the world. It is
believed that the best olive oil comes from Greece because of the
weather and climate. In particular, the extra virgin olive oil from
the area of Kalamata is known to be of the highest quality.
Kalamata is a town located at the south part of Peloponnese peninsula
in Greece. In the area around Kalamata, there are broad farmlands
where the Koloneiki variety of olive tree can be found; this kind of
tree produces what is considered to be the finest olive oil. The
difference in the taste can be clearly felt as soon as one puts this
oil in the mouth, even if one is not an olive oil expert.
This is because the Kalamata region is naturally blessed with dry air,
relatively high temperatures and long sunlight hours. The climate is
dry during summer, there are many rainy days in autumn, while the cold
is mild during winter. The soil of Kalamata is high in calcium which
is very good for growing olives. Located inshore, the sea breeze is
another a gift from nature.